Grant recipient

Lykke Sylow

Unveiling the coordination between the mitochondrial and cytosolic translatomes in muscle to mitigate metabolic dysfunctions
Grant amount: DKK 9,999,976

Our muscles play a crucial role in our daily life, health, and overall well-being. As we age, there is a natural decline in muscle function, and certain diseases like diabetes and cancer can make it worse. To make sure our muscles stay healthy and function properly, they require certain proteins. These proteins play a crucial role in producing energy and regulating the amount of glucose (sugar) in muscle. This research project aims to understand how these proteins are made and how factors like exercise, inactivity, or obesity affect this process. By gaining insights into these mechanisms, we hope to enhance treatments for age- and disease-related muscle issues, ultimately improving quality of life.

Lykke Sylow
Associate Professor
University of Copenhagen